Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Countdown of Biennial Highlights...Drew Heitzler

Drew Heitzler, There’s Always Money in the Banana Stand, 2010
Inkjet prints on watercolor paper Prints: 11 5/8 x 10 ¼ in. each;
overall dimensions variable; Courtesy of the artist;
Blum & Poe, Los Angeles; and Renwick Gallery, New York

Biennial Artist: Drew Heitzler
Dubbed "simultaneously nostalgic and finger-flipping" by Dave Barton of OC Weekly, Drew Heitzler’s installation, There’s Always Money in the Banana Stand (2010), includes approximately 60 images of and related to Orange County. The images become intertwined through their relationship to the history of the region; taking inspiration from KB Homes, the television show Arrested Development, Disney's three little pigs, Mischa Barton, the California Wing Chun Association, Fashion Island, John Glenn, President Richard Nixon, the Wild Animal Park, the Huntington Beach surfer riot, and the Norton P-61 aircraft, to name just a few—exploring the notions of value, perception, and histories in Orange County.

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